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Tom Izzo performs with KISS cover band on stage at Michigan State’s Midnight Madness (VIDEO)

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Once again, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo sits atop the midnight madness throne. The yearly tradition of Izzo’s entrances may have reached a pinnacle on Friday night inside the Breslin Center for Michigan State Madness. Moments after women’s head basketball coach Suzy Merchant danced at center court to Beyonce, Izzo made his appearance as a member of KISS.

Izzo, in full makeup, made his way on stage and performed with the KISS cover band, playing the accordion. Following the rock show, Izzo addressed the fans.

Hours before Izzo’s entrance, Xavier head coach Chris Mack and his two young daughters performed as the Beastie Boys at Musketeer Madness. A valiant effort by Mack, but still not enough to take down Izzo.

Chris Mack and his daughters performed ‘Paul Revere’ by the Beastie Boys (PHOTO/VIDEO)

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Xavier held its annual Musketeer Madness at the Cintas Center on Friday night.

For the second year in a row, head coach Chris Mack has had a memorable entrance, both times being introduced as a famous hip hop artists. Last year, he came out dressed as Eminem from his hit single ‘Real Slim Shady’. On Friday night, accompained by his daughters, Lainee and Hailee — who have previously starred in the family’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ parody — entered the night’s festivities as the Beastie Boys. The three Macks performed ‘Paul Revere’, too. In 2012, Mack and his daughters danced to Michael Jackson on stage, as Jeff Riley pointed out on Twitter.

Here’s a clip of their performance:

Tubby Smith crashes motorcycle at Texas Tech’s ‘Showtime’ event (VIDEO)

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College basketball coaches have chosen to go with some interesting entrances at preseason events over the years. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has a new theme every year, usually having something to do with the destination of that season’s Final Four, and last year New Mexico’s Craig Neal rode a Harley into ‘The Pit” to kick things off in his first season as head coach.

Friday night Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith channeled his inner “Shaft,” complete with an intro video and Tubby dressing just like the 70’s motion picture hero. And after the video Smith rode into the arena on a motorcycle, which as you can see in the video above he had some trouble controlling. No one was injured, thankfully.

Video credit: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Media

h/t CBS Sports